Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is a frustrating and often debilitating chronic illness characterized by diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating and spasms. Conventional medical treatment includes a variety of medications, a high fiber diet, fiber supplements and behavioral changes. The behavioral changes include exercise, stress reduction and dietary changes. Unfortunately, this regime has not been proven adequately effective for a high percentage of sufferers. In addition, many people find the side effects of the medications to be more noxious than the IBS Symptoms. Either reason results in poor compliance.

However, Hypnotherapy has been proven highly effective in alleviating IBS symptoms. Over 15 years of solid scientific research has demonstrated Hypnotherapy as an effective, safe and inexpensive choice for IBS symptom alleviation. Hypnotherapy routinely produces positive results in over 80% of the people who use it. It has been so overwhelmingly successful for IBS symptom alleviation that Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD, chair of the National Women's Health Network in Washington, DC, says that Hypnosis should be the treatment of choice for IBS cases which have not responded to conventional therapy. In the UK Hypnotherapy is often the first plan of action before medications.

Typically during Hypnotherapy for IBS, clients have experienced the following:
93.7% have a reduction of symptoms.
86% have become symptom free within the course of therapy.

IBS Graph

This is a program done in conjunction with your personal physician and is not intended as a replacement for traditional medical treatment. Conventional medical treatment has been inadequate in alleviating IBS symptoms for most people. However, Hypnotherapy combined with traditional medical treatment can provide dramatic relief for most sufferers. Most clients, with the help of their personal physicians, have been able to reduce or eliminate most of the medications they were taking for IBS symptoms.

There are two distinct therapies for IBS. The first is for people who suffer from IBS only when a specific event is going on. For example not having access to bathrooms can cause anxiety that will trigger the symptoms. This can almost fall in to a category of a phobia that causes the symptoms to manifest. This therapy is more focused on Anxiety and the time between appointments is scheduled differently. The second is for people who suffer the symptoms day to day. These people experience the IBS cycle from good days to bad days with events not effecting it. Many of the people who have IBS also have Fibromyalgia. Your insurance may cover this therapy. Before selecting a Hypnotherapist for IBS, be sure they have the proper training. This therapy requires additional certifications not provided in Standard training.

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